Exploring the Frontiers of Human Experience

The John Mack Institute (JMI) is named in recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, Dr. John E. Mack (1929-2004). Through his warmth, compassion, and courage, John had a profound impact upon the many lives he touched. He is remembered for his fierce commitment to those who most needed his advocacy. His legacy is defined by the deep intelligence he employed in his exploration of human experience and the ways in which our beliefs about reality influence the condition of all life on earth.

In his passing, John left behind a community of scholars, scientists, experiencers, and mental health professionals who are once again being drawn into the same, enigmatic field of study that so confounded the gatekeepers of human knowledge during the last two decades of the 20th century. Today, it is with the greatest respect for John’s unique contribution to humankind’s understanding of the Contact phenomenon, that JMI is currently developing projects with serious-minded researchers who are dedicated to building upon the foundation John created through his life’s work.


JMI is a non-profit home for independent projects dedicated to the evolution of human consciousness. Project leaderships are autonomous and benefit from the support of our board of advisors and an ecosystem of like-minded cultural influencers. All programs adhere to rigorous protocols appropriate to their disciplines and have the freedom to pursue scientific, academic and sociocultural endeavors that align with JMI’s core values and mission.

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